——— Leaders in Melbourne Recruitment

Our People

With 85 years of collective experience in accounting, finance, and business support recruitment, our team knows the Melbourne market inside out.

Our people are our greatest asset, and their individual knowledge and networks are invaluable. Supporting our consultants is a team of talented administrative staff who ensure we provide a seamless recruitment service.

years in the business
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dog people (and a few cat lovers)
——— Meet The Team

Savvy people and
industry experts

Amanda Alter

Managing Director

Amanda has been recruiting for over 25 years both in Melbourne and international markets and specifically with Accountancy Options and Options in Finance for over 16 years. An expert in senior accounting and finance roles, Amanda is a highly respected recruiter and a true leader within the market. Amanda’s clients love her engaging personality and proactive approach, and she’s well-known for her ability to turn around any brief quickly and efficiently. Her long-term relationships with both clients and candidates span back over 20+ years and this is what sets her apart from her competitors.

Peter Bourke

Principal Consultant – Accountancy Options

With a CA qualification starting off as an Accountant Peter has experience working for several leading and global clients, working within agency recruitment across the finance portfolio. Working within in-house recruitment for iconic brands such as NAB and Coles in his last roles, Peter has had exposure to a variety of industry sectors including Financial Services, Utilities, Professional Services, Engineering, Retail & FMCG, with a passionate focus on the finance and accounting discipline.

Peter’s 20 years of recruitment experience sees him bring his long-term relationships with a large database of accounting-qualified candidates, a strategic sourcing and proactive approach to work, great rapport with his clients and candidates, and 20 years of understanding the accounting market.

Natasha Jordan

Principal Consultant – Accountancy Options

Heading up the Accounting Support team and with 15 years of recruitment experience under her belt, Natasha is known for providing an honest and personalised service to both clients and candidates, providing staff across all industries in Melbourne’s CBD and metropolitan areas. Natasha brings a refreshingly thorough approach to the end-to-end recruitment process. Accounting Support roles are Natasha’s area of expertise.

When she’s not recruiting, Natasha can be found dancing at a gig, or seeking out her next sequined smothered outfit!

Kerry Hale

Recruitment Manager

Kerry has been working in HR and recruitment for over 13 years, both in Australia and the UK, bringing her experience to Accountancy Options in 2014. Kerry holds a dual role with us – both as a Recruitment Manager and heading up our Business Support division. Kerry’s relationship management, reliability and epic problem-solving skills make her a natural recruiter.

An adrenaline junkie and our go to person for places to go in Melbourne, Kerry grabs any opportunity to head home to England to visit her family or travel to new destinations.

Lois Smith

Finance & Payroll Manager

Azza Ghattas - Managing Director of Accountancy Options

Azza Ghattas

Founder and Former Managing Director

Azza has been an influential figure in recruitment for over 25 years. After launching Accountancy Options in 1999, her name has become synonymous with recruitment in Melbourne. Now overseeing three divisions, the company continues to flourish under her leadership. Azza ensures life balance by spending quality time with family, travelling and taking long beach walks with Maxi, her adorable dog.

They always exceed my

I have partnered with Options in Finance for over ten years and they consistently exceed my expectations. They truly understand my business and select candidates that are ‘best fit.’

Alicia Ameduri
HR Manager, Innovation Group

They understand the nuances
of any brief

I’ve partnered with Options in Finance for over 10 years. They understand the nuances of any brief and as a result there is strong alignment between the candidate and business expectation.

Emma Brennen
Head of Human Resources, Vision Super

They’re different from
other recruiters

I have been extremely impressed both as a client and a candidate. They focus on not just on what the employer is looking for, but they also care about their candidates and take the time to get to know them.

Eileen Tan
Financial Controller, Powercor

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